* This figure may not reflect actual classroom sizes.
Greenbrier Academy (West Virginia)
Greenbrier Academy is boarding school for girls located at Pence Springs, West Virginia. The school is based on therapeutic model, which nurtures emotional and behavioral development of girls studying in grades 8 to 12. The main goal of the boarding school is to develop deep interpersonal relationships between students in the school. As such, critical thinking, life goals, and advanced therapeutic are only some of the achievements earned by the student body.
Currently, Greenbrier Academy enrolls approximately 42 Senior High-School girls with a graduation ratio exceeding 96 percent. Since 2000, enrollment in colleges and universities is consistently 100 percent, which is among the highest for specialized boarding schools. Due to the effectiveness of therapeutic model, the curriculum and instructional design is regularly discussed in popular doctoral presentations to the American Psychological Association.
The mental growth is fostered through sisterhood programs where groups are also encouraged to participate in community building activities in the developing world, particularly Ghana. Likewise, the class-size is often less than 10 students offering hands-on experience and personalized attention from teachers. After enrollment, every students builds an academic plan and set personal goals. The model allows girls with prior poor academic performance to successfully enroll in reputable colleges, after graduation.
Associations & Organizations
- State/Regional Independent School Association
- The Association of Boarding Schools